Special Committee on Senate Address Announces Public Hearing on Wednesday

(HARRISBURG) – The Special Committee on Senate Address, chaired by Senator John Gordner (R-Columbia County), will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 18th at 1 p.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the State Capitol’s North Office Building in Harrisburg.

The hearing will focus on the operations of the Office Attorney General following the suspension of Kathleen Kane’s law license.  The following individuals were subpoenaed to provide testimony before the committee:

  • Bruce Beemer Esq., First Deputy Attorney General
  • James Donahue Esq., Executive Deputy Attorney General
  • Robert Mulle Esq., Executive Deputy Attorney General
  • Lawrence Cherba Esq., Executive Deputy Attorney General

The hearing will be streamed live at senateaddress.pasen.gov.

The “Special Committee on Senate Address” was established on October 26th, 2015, under Rule 5(a)(2) of the Senate Rules. The Committee was formed to pursue possible Senate action against Attorney General Kane, pursuant to Article 6, Section 7 of the Pennsylvania Constitution. The Committee is bi-partisan and geographically diverse, and consists of both attorneys and non-attorneys. Republicans include Senator John Gordner (R-Columbia County), Chairman of the Committee, Senator Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne County) and Senator Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming County). Democratic members include Senator Judith Schwank (D-Berks County), Senator Sean Wiley (D-Erie County) and Senator Arthur Haywood (D-Montgomery County). Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson County) serves as a voting ex-officio member.


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